Golf teaser

MAYETTA, Kan. — The University of Nebraska at Kearney women’s golf team shot a 54-hole total of 933, tying the school record, for a sixth-place finish at the MIAA Championships Wednesday afternoon in Mayetta, Kan.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the par-72 Firekeeper Golf Course. Ten teams took part with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Regional May 6-8 in Muskogee, Okla.

UNK was 13 shots out of third place, 11 strokes from the fourth place finisher and two shots behind fifth-place Northwest Missouri. Two nationally-ranked teams, Northeastern State (902) and Central Missouri (905), paced the field. Lindenwood also fired a 933.

The Lopers had rounds of 321, 302 and 310 to tie the 933 they shot two weeks ago at the Hardscrabble Invitational in Arkansas.

Sophomore Nia Station placed 10th with a 13-over-par 229 (78-72-79). She had a team-best eight birdies over the three days with her final score the second lowest in school history.

Nia Station

Nia Station

Morgan Thiele

Morgan Thiele

Two-time MIAA Player of the Year Shia Qing Ong of Missouri Western was the medalist, shooting a 1-under par 215. Kearney Catholic graduate and Northwest Missouri sophomore Morgan Thiele was the runner-up with a 5-over 221.

For the Lopers, senior Danielle Dickerson tied for 13th (232) and senior Maaika Mestl came in 22nd (236). Brandi Lemek tied for 23rd (238) and freshman Faviola Gonzalez tied for 31st (243).

The NCAA Regional field will be announced on Monday afternoon.